Church of St. Nicholas, Rijeka

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Saint Nicholas Church
Crkva svetog Nikole
Црква светог Николе
Serbian Ortodox Church of Saint Nicholas in Rijeka, Croatia.jpg
Saint Nicholas Church
DenominationSerbian Orthodox
DedicationSaint Nicholas
ArchdioceseEparchy of Upper Karlovac

The Church of St. Nicholas (Serbo-Croatian: Crkva svetog Nikole / Црква светог Николе) is a Serbian Orthodox church in Rijeka, Croatia. The church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The building of the church was completed in 1790.[1]


The church was designed by local architect Ignazio Hencke in 1787 year and was built in 1790 using money of Orthodox Serbs who fled the Ottoman Empire and settled in Fiume (Rijeka) city in 1768. At the same time urban local authorities hindered the construction. The church kept numerous icons from monasteries in Bosnia and Vojvodina.[2]

Rijeka has a notable Serb minority (6.57% in 2011,[3] 11,24% in 1991), while the Serb-inhabited villages of Milaši and Moravice (Gorski kotar) historically gravitated towards Rijeka.


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  1. ^ a b "Grad Rijeka - Što posjetiti". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ "Достопримечательности Риеки". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Primorje-Gorski kotar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

Coordinates: 45°19′33″N 14°26′34″E / 45.3259143°N 14.4427835°E / 45.3259143; 14.4427835